Clinton and Carville versus the Tea Party
Big Government has learned that Clintonistas are plotting a “push/pull” strategy. They plan to identify 7-8 national figures active in the tea party movement and engage in deep opposition research on them. If possible, they will identify one or two they can perhaps ‘turn’, either with money or threats, to create a mole in the movement. The others will be subjected to a full-on smear campaign. (Has MSNBC already been notified?)
Big Government has also learned that James Carville will head up the effort.
Obviously, there is no love lost between Obama and the Clinton machine. It may at first seem odd that Clinton would rush to Obama’s defense, but the tea party movement poses a threat far beyond the immediate goals of the Obama Administration.
The tea party movement could evolve into a new political realignment, one founded on a belief in limited government and less government interference in the economy. The Progressive agenda, which has been painstakingly built up over the last three decades, could be left in tatters.
As the Clinton’s know, “politics ain’t beanbag.” Expect the counterattack soon. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
This makes perfect sense. It is right out of “Rules for Radicals”: Demonize your opponent to make him less effective. We have seen this most recently with the ongoing attacks on Sarah Palin. An episode of “Family guy” (which I admit is generally pretty funny) went so far as to demonize Palin’s baby with Down’s syndrome. I wish I could say the Left is classier than this, but I would be lying or naive to make that claim. What the message to Sarah Palin is: “Stay out of Politics are we will not only destroy you, but your family as well” And to a mother, is there any better way to cut to the core?
Another method I have noticed via the Liberally owned “mainstream media” is to define the Tea party by the tiny portion of it’s membership that has views that are easy to criticize. Take the “Birthers” for instance. While the President seems unwilling to let anyone but the Governor of Hawaii view his actual birth certificate (the Governor then sealed it legally) this issue is small business compared to the much larger issues America faces.
We must beware diluting the bigger issues with such notions. The lesson? Pick your battles.
Another group, “The Oathkeepers” which are actually a group of former and current Police, Military, and Fireman that simply declares that they will follow the Constitution over illegal orders, is now subtly being defined by the media as a “Far right militia” which they are not.
They are simply people who state their adherence to the Constitution.
James Carville, a guy I disagree with totally but also respect for his skill, is one of the toughest players in the game. If he is trying to destroy the Tea Party movement he cannot be underestimated.